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This week’s Community Leader is Rob Irizarry, UP America Champion for Bozeman, Montana! In addition to representing his community through UP America, Rob is also:

Director: Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University

The Blackstone LaunchPad is a collaboration of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, MSU, the University of Montana and Headwaters RC&D. The program is made possible by a three-year, $2 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Founder: CodeMontana

CodeMontana is a statewide program for high school students that teaches computer programming and can reward them with cool prizes along the way. The goal is to prepare Montana Youth for high paying careers in technology here in Montana. Our year one goal is to have 1,000 students go through the program, in the first week we got over 200 students and are well on our way to success!)

Founder: Kudoso.com

Helping parents and kids work together to manage the online world

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[Through Startup Bozeman]”our goal is to help connections solidify and further build Montana into a thriving business and technology hub.”

We are at a unique point in history where entrepreneurship has become a more accessible and viable career path than ever before” 

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